Can You Handle the Heat at Kung Fu 12 Szechuan?

The chef at Kung Fu 12 Szechuan builds the authentic dishes using two distinct components of Chinese cuisine: the Szechuan pepper and xiao mian, AKA wheat noodles. While the pepper brings the heat, along with a variety of vitamins and minerals, the noodles form a hearty foundation for a variety of soups and stir-fries. Since […]

Treat Yourself to Some R&R at Hair Coco

If your New Year’s resolution involves more time devoted to self-care, treat yourself to a pampering session at Hair Coco. The chic salon debuted last October, an instantly relaxing oasis composed of creamy white and muted gray hues. The stylists offer a full lineup of tress-centric services, so call ahead or walk in for an […]

Sip a Specialty Beverage at Royaltea, Now Open in Clarksville

If you’re looking for a sweet, unique alternative to your morning cup of joe, check out Royaltea. The cafe made its grand debut in November with a roster of specialty milk teas, boba teas, and classic hot and iced teas. Just pick your base tea, then customize your cup however you like it. Royaltea lets […]

Usher in 2019 at Toby’s Dinner Theater’s New Year’s Eve Bash

From the first drink to the early-morning New Year’s Day breakfast buffet, the NYE bash at Toby’s Dinner Theater covers all the bases. The doors open at 6 p.m. on December 31st for a full evening of dancing, drinking, and, of course, live entertainment. Hit the buffet before you settle into your seat for the […]

Have Breakfast for Dinner at the Newly Opened Silver Diner

The chef at Silver Diner takes classic American cuisine and brings it into the present era. Just take a look at the brunch menu. The kitchen team crafts short stacks of pancakes, but Silver Diner’s signature variety is infused with coconut and quinoa and drizzled with agave instead of maple syrup. They also elevate simple […]

Symphony of Lights: Experience a Howard County Tradition

The story of Howard County’s Symphony of Lights starts more than two decades ago. What began as a modest holiday light display all those years ago now requires more than 300,000 twinkling lights to get up and running each year. It also draws droves of holiday enthusiasts—more than two million over the past 20-plus years. […]

See What Makes Christmas in the Park a Howard County Tradition

Last year, Christmas in the Park drew participants in droves, and not just spectators. A costumed Santa Claus oversaw the proceedings, along with popular holiday characters including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Buddy the Elf, and Queen Elsa of Frozen fame. Both the young and the young-at-heart were delighted by the cameos, and you can expect the […]

Now Open in Columbia: Barnes & Noble

True bookworms know that even though digital books may be more convenient, there’s nothing like the feel of a physical book in your hands. Similarly, there’s nothing like stepping into a warm, welcoming bookstore—especially a brand new one, like the Columbia Barnes & Noble that opened in September. The bright, airy space sprawls out across […]

Register Now for the Columbia Turkey Chase on Nov. 18

Get into the Thanksgiving spirit a few days early this year when you participate in the Columbia Turkey Chase on November 18th. The Thanksgiving-themed race offers three options for athletes of all ages and ability levels, including a 10K, a two-person relay, and fun run specifically for kids. Choose your race, pull on your running […]